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Armed man shot by officers in Glendale after reportedly threatening self-harm

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Posted at 4:29 AM, Sep 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-22 18:54:45-04

GLENDALE, AZ — Police are investigating a shooting involving officers in Glendale overnight.

The incident started around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday near 75th and Glendale avenues when multiple callers reported "shots fired" in the area.

Another person reported that a family member was outside of the house with a gun making suicidal statements.

When officers arrived at the scene the suspect, later identified as 25-year-old Jude Felix, was nowhere to be found.

After 11 p.m., police located Felix, in an alley near 60th Avenue and Bethany Home Road.

When officers tried to make contact with Felix, he tried to run away and ignored commands to stop. Felix turned towards the officers, raised his handgun, and fired a round. Two officers shot at Felix striking him, police say.

Feliz was struck and suffered life-threatening injuries. Police say he is in critical condition at a hospital.

A gun was located at the scene of the incident, police say.

No other injuries were reported.

This police shooting marks the 45th one in the Valley in 2021.